Tamika Curry Smith
The TCS Group, Inc
Tamika Curry Smith is the President of The TCS Group, Inc., a firm that provides human resources and diversity and inclusion solutions to corporate and non-profit clients. Ms. Curry Smith brings a unique set of skills and experiences to help clients resolve human resources and diversity-related issues that impact business and organizational performance. She has worked with many global and national organizations, including Target Corporation, UnitedHealth Group, MOM Brands, Pfizer, Boeing, JE Dunn Construction, and more.
Before founding The TCS Group, Tamika was the Director of Diversity at Target Corporation, where she was responsible for developing the diversity strategy for Target’s corporate headquarters, stores, and distribution centers and leading the organization’s focus on diversity recruitment, retention, awareness, communication, and measurement. Prior to her role with Target, Ms. Curry Smith was the Director of Diversity Programs for Deloitte Consulting, where her responsibilities included leading the design and execution of Deloitte’s overall diversity strategy in the Americas and coordinating initiatives with senior management.
Tamika has shared her expertise as a speaker and facilitator at many events, such as the National Society of Hispanic MBAs Conference, the National Black MBA Association Conference, the Monster Diversity Leadership Program, and the Multicultural Forum for Workplace Diversity. In addition, Ms. Curry Smith has been quoted in numerous publications, including the New York Times Magazine’s “Leadership in Diversity,” DiversityInc’s “Diversity in the Retail Industry,” and Adweek’s “Accessibility of Disability.”
Tamika has received various awards, among them the Chairman’s Award from the National Black MBA Association, the Peak Achievement Award from INROADS, Phoenix Business Journal’s 40 Under 40, and AZ Business Magazine’s 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business.
Ms. Curry Smith earned a BBA in Accounting from the University of Michigan and an MBA in Organizational Behavior, Strategy, and Marketing from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She is an INROADS alumna, lifetime member of the National Black MBA Association, member of the Black Board of Directors Project, and member of the Georgia Diversity Council. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Grand Canyon Bank (Proposed) and is a former member of the Board of Directors of Teach for America – Kansas City.